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Q: I was studying ..., but I must resort to our 'experts' from Oz&NZ on Board ..

My Q is:

 

"How do koalas drink water ...?"

 

or in proper nature friendly language ...:

 

"How do koalas source  water in tree tops?"

 

 

Anybody from 'Down There' knows ...?

 

In case ... you don't know, you will be able to keep your nationality .. .      

 

  I promise! 

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They mainly get their hydration from the leaves they eat...but do come down to drink from time to time

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They mainly get their hydration from the leaves they eat...but do come down to drink from time to time

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Here is another fun fact..the platypus and the echidna are mammals but both lay eggs

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https://www.rt.com/news/487670-koalas-tree-trunk-licking-water/

 

New Study & VIDEO Finally Answer the Mystery of How Koalas Drink Water on Trees

 

Although widely adored and studied, there remained one major mystery about an essential habit of koalas — how they drink water, which has finally been answered thanks to a new study and surprising video.

The study, published in the journal Ethology, cited 46 examples of koalas drinking rain water from tree trunks, something that previously had not been observed since such instances have to be captured in typically bad weather.

“For a long time, we thought koalas didn't need to drink much at all because they gained the majority of the water they need to survive in the gum leaves they feed on,” said Dr. Valentina Mella, the lead researcher on the University of Sydney project. “But now we have observed them licking water from tree trunks. This significantly alters our understanding of how koalas gain water in the wild. It is very exciting.”

Koalas rely on trees for their food supply and shelter, as well. In the wild they get about three quarters of their water intake from eucalyptus leaves, but also rely on smooth tree trunks after rainfalls to keep hydrated, even when the same water may be available nearby. 

Dr. Mella’s data comes from observations made by citizens and independent ecologists between 2006 and 2019 mostly at the You Yangs Regional Park in Victoria and the Liverpool Plains in New South Wales.

Other observations came from Gunnedah and Mullaley, where a koala was seen drinking rain water from a tree trunk uninterrupted for 34 minutes.

The larger implication of Dr. Mella’s study is that the preservation of trees is essential for koalas to remain healthy — so is consistent rainfall. Australia is currently going through the longest dry period documented, which means koalas have had to seek artificial sources for water, like pools or fountains. They may even approach people and drink from their water bottles. Many of these instances have been documented on social media, but they are noted as a consequence of the state of the environment, rather than a new normal for the species. 

Dr. Mella is currently fundraising to continue her research and also install artificial water stations for koalas in trees, so they can remain hydrated even in times of drought.

 

Now, you know ...

 

... am thinking many of you couldn't survive in Oz&NZ wilderness night ... without e-Tities ...  

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To continue, Phil doesn't live in Woop-woop, that's backa Burke, out in the sticks, beyond the black stump. Even past the dog on the tucker box on the road to Gundagai.

Calling her Chlamydia is better than calling your kid Corona.

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Ozzies ... were so large ... angel

 

 

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

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A 2.5m tall kangaroo weighing almost 300kg and a 7m crocodile have been discovered along with 16 other massive Australian animals.

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Kangaroos, probably the only animal in the world that goes to the gym...

Do You Even Lift, Bro? Hahaha! Kangaroo has some guns...lol! (With ...

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It looks like our mule ... face-shot. Now, why it started to walk on two is another question.

 

... and pouch for joey. 

 

I guess, 'cause it had to take care of its own leaves on trees ... for the difference of our mule, which get served daily with dry oats, so it can stay grounded ... 

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I got new one ...

 

"Put your togs on ..."   

 

... all of you!  

 

 

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/teacher-shares-guide-compari...

 

 

 

 

Ever wondered what a lorry is? An English teacher has shared a useful guide revealing the difference between British, American and Aussie slang.

 

Sandnose:

I think nowadays most people say "budgie smugglers".

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I was getting guidance from 3 women ... 

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Sandnose:

I saw their video. It was a bit crook. Crook as a chook, ridgy didge mate.

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Cookies are biscuits and biscuits are scones. Freedom is carrying an AR15 around for protection when going to the supermarket or school - in NZ it's called terrifying or maybe the apocalypse. A period is a full stop.Thongs / flip flops are jandals. A pot plant is just a plant in a pot that won't necessarily get you arrested. The trunk of a car is called the boot and the hood is the bonnet - a door is still a door though. Football could be anything really but if you say soccer around anyone from the UK you risk being sworn at. A fanny is a completely different body part depending on where you're from and you should probably verify your intention with your new sexual partner before sticking anything in it. A chicken is a chook and a sweater is a jersey.

 

Lol, this question makes me remember how I had to speak slower for the Chinese and change my language completely for other foreigners if I wanted to be understood in China. Some words I just gave up on until I came home, like bogan.

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I have an American mate here. He's from Charleston and has the y'all southern thing going on. He was home schooled and wasn't exposed to American TV exclusively. His Australian and British slang is great and sounds hilarious with his accent.

And maaaate, bloody jandals. Crikey, I haven't heard that for a while.

I suggest you good people should watch a TV series called Housos. Or the movie, Housosos VS Authority. Bloody bewdie Aussie and Kiwi lingo and shameless stereotyping.

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I knew it ... when 3 women talk is always rain next day ... 

Jacinda said 'no mas' AR15 ...

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It came ... angel

 

 

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Space junk or the wrath of God raining down on the People's Socialist Republic of Victoria. Proud signatories to the Belt and Rope Initiative debt trap. (ask Sri Lanka how it's working out for their port)

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6158206602001

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6158267443001

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A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs